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Flash: Still exploits kits’ MVP

Adobe Flash is the software most widely abused by exploit kits.

Security intelligence firm Digital Shadows found that 27 of the 76 identified vulnerabilities abused by exploit kits targeted Adobe Flash. The figures are based on an analysis of software bugs abused by the top 22 exploit kits.

Exploit kits are widely used by hackers in order to sling malware at surfers who visiting compromised, often mainstream, websites. The latest white paper from Digital Shadows concludes that exploit kits remain an enterprise's biggest infosec threat. ®

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